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Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches: Explore Britain's Secret Coast [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Start
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The fully revisied second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel. Included 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey mapping. Digital edition contains hyperlinks to offline Ordnance Survey mapping (Landranger and Explorer series). Best beach cafes, local food, pubs and campsites Where to sea kayak, coasteer and swim with dolphins Best activities with children and families This revised and expanded edition of the best-selling coastal classic features the same winning formula of stunning photography, engaging travel writing and practical guidance. It is set to continue as the definitive guide to Britain's secret beaches and hidden coastline.

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About the Author

Daniel Start is an award-winning travel writer, photographer and environmental consultant. He lives at the confluence of two rivers in rural Somerset with his wife and young daughter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 26729 KB
  • Print Length: 534 pages
  • Publisher: Wild Things Publishing Ltd (19 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MW95ZVG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #152,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Emma
We have the first edition of this book (Wild Swimming Coast) and have used it every summer over the last 5 years to find new places to explore. It had never let us down and the photos are beautiful, even if you just want to dream about white sands without leaving home. This new edition is a great update. As far as I can see:

- quite a lot of new hidden beaches (publishers say 50 new ones) particularly in Cornwall and Wales, also some super new ones on Norfolk coast, Yorkshire coast and Scottish Islands
- new symbols to help rank and rate the beaches
- a really useful set of maps at the back, with contours, footpaths etc. Previously we struggled to find some of the places, these look like a really sensible addition
- co-ordinates now in Lat Long so they work in smart phones, google maps.

There are some well known 'hidden' beaches / small coves as well as some really wild and remote places in the book. So amazing Kynance Cove is included (not very hidden) but the authors recommends how to beat the crowds (did you know that Pentreath is just 5 mins walk from Kynance and totally empty, and did you know about the huge rock pools you can jump into at low tide next to on the north side of Kynance?)

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book, and this edition is a great update.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for seaside adventures 13 April 2014
By Jack
The coastal scenery in Britain is absolutely stunning, and there so many fantastic photographs in this book that you just want to hit the road and jump in.

The book is organised logically with plenty of practical information: all the locations, access points, dangers to be aware of, places to eat, park, nearest railway stations etc. A must for anyone who wants to explore our hundreds of miles of coastline.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb new update of Wild Swimming Coast 12 April 2014
Love this, loved the old edition too (Wild Swimming Coast, 2009)

Amazing photos, amazing places. We have wild camped at some of them. Some good foodie recommendations - we had a lovely Sri Lankan sunset curry from the beach shack at Barricane beach in Devon!

A bit bigger than the old edition, and the main chapters are much the same, but lots of new places and maps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 22 Jun. 2014
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Great book, covers all of the UK more beachy destinations and secret coves than I will have time to ever get to visit, but I can dream in the meantime. The photography is superb and the end section with detailed maps and inspirational information is very useful.
One v minior downside - the numbering on the photos to reference the photo's location can be very hard to find/see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very nice book but for someone who is disabled 28 Aug. 2014
By K8
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Very nice book but for someone who is disabled, I don't think there was one beach I could have climbed down to. Maybe a short note with the book to explain you have to be a mountain climber to reach these lovely beaches.
However it is a beautifully written book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful beaches 22 Jun. 2014
By BevDel
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The book promotes wild swimming but although we may not swim everywhere we are planning to find some of these beaches this summer. It's a beautifully illustrated book with photographs but also clear instructions on how to find the beaches, lovely!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than before 6 May 2014
I bought the original edition of this a couple of years ago and have been an avid user of it over both summer and winter months.

Despite an initial skepticism at buying this new edition, I am pleased I did. The same beautiful layout is improved with better maps of the beaches (some can be, as the title suggests, rather 'hidden', though always worth the effort in finding) and there are a good number of new additions and surprises that easily make up the purchase price, even having the older edition to hand. Especially as the latter has been well thumbed and used.

Will be an essential "keep in car" book for the summer ahead. Here's to sunny days and Hidden Beaches!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent book 19 Jun. 2014
By cb
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Yes it is a great book. It arrived well packaged and in perfect condition.
Some beautiful hidden beaches - most requiring a healthy walk to get there.
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